Error while storing results of sp_depends in a new table

I am getting the following error when run the below script.

Insert Error: Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition.

DECLARE name_cur CURSOR FOR SELECT db_name, obj_name from table1 
DECLARE @tableName NVARCHAR (800)
OPEN name_cur
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table_Dependency](
      [db_name] [nvarchar](50),
      [table_name] [nvarchar](50),
      [obj_name] [nvarchar](50),
      [obj_type] [varchar](50),)
FETCH name_cur INTO @dbName, @tableName 
WHILE @@Fetch_Status = 0
            SET @sql = 'USE '+@dbName+' EXEC sp_depends '+@tableName
            insert into [dbo].[Table_Dependency] (obj_name, obj_type)
            EXEC (@sql)
            UPDATE [dbo].[Table_Dependency] SET db_name = @dbName ,table_name = @tableName WHERE db_name IS NULL
                 FETCH name_cur INTO @dbName, @tableName
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asked Jul 08, 2011 at 07:54 AM in Default

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sp_depends [returns 2 result sets][1], one has 5 columns, the second 2 columns.

You are trying to return 5 columns into 2 columns, when you specify

 insert into [dbo].[Table_Dependency] (obj_name, obj_type)

Also from BOL

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities and sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities instead.

[1]: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189487.aspx
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answered Jul 08, 2011 at 08:03 AM

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I am finding all object dependencies on a table in SQL server 2005. It gives me a syntax error for sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities
Jul 08, 2011 at 09:02 AM anjaliv
This is why it is important to specify the version and edition you are using as part of the question.
Jul 08, 2011 at 09:07 AM AaronBertrand
Sorry.. forgot to mention SQL server 2005 version at the start of the question.
Jul 08, 2011 at 09:09 AM anjaliv
If using SQL 2005, then use the sys.sql_dependencies system view
Jul 08, 2011 at 09:21 AM Kev Riley ♦♦
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sp_depends returns two result sets and so you can't handle it that way. I would recommend using sys.sql_expression_dependencies, sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities and sys.dm_sql_reference_entities instead. These system views are a lot easier to query and will give you the results you need.
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answered Jul 08, 2011 at 08:10 AM

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